Tendulkar misses bus, cries for help
He is one of the greatest cricketers of all time, but was Sachin Tendulkar out LBW - Last Bus Went - during a visit to a rural English village?
The former India captain, 42, the highest-scoring batsman ever in test cricket, asked for help from his fans on social media after appearing to get stuck in Great Haseley, near Oxford on Saturday afternoon, reports the DailyMail.
He posted a montage of pictures for his more than seven million fans on Twitter and Instagram, showing him casually dressed at a rural bus stop, accompanied by the message: 'In Great Haseley, Oxfordshire. Missed the last bus, can anyone give me a lift??'
In Great Haseley Oxfordshire. Missed the last bus, can anyone give me a lift?? https://t.co/sJTHL1rN5Z
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 11, 2015
One Instagram user, Asher Mihir, wrote: 'Sir @sachintendulkar : Giving you lift is equal to giving lift to GOD.... I wish i could give lift....'
Another, Sanjay Sinha, added: 'As an Oxfordshire resident, would have been there in a flash to rescue 'God' himself.'
It appears that Tendulkar, also nicknamed the Master Blaster, sorted himself out in the end. On Sunday he tweeted a picture of himself in shades outside a church, with the message: 'Enjoyed Oxfordshire.'
He holds the record for the most Test centuries with 51 and is widely considered one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played the game.
The day before his Oxfordshire adventure he had been at Wimbledon with current India skipper Virat Kohli to see Andy Murray crash out to Roger Federer at the semi-final stage.